Monday’s football brunch Steven Gerrard enjoys some groin love [The Spoiler] Man City boss Mark Hughes furious after Thaskin Shinawatra tries to sell Vedran Corluka and Stephen Ireland behind his back [Mirror] Arsene Wenger will be without injured Abou Diaby (thigh strain) for at least the first month of the season [Mail] Video highlights from […]
One of the best Charity Shields of all time A seven-goal thriller from back in the days of King Eric, to whet your appetite for this Sunday’s Community Shield between Man Utd and Portsmouth. What’s that? You have no appetite for this Sunday’s Community Shield. We know how you feel.
Friday’s fun-sized selection Stevie G’s missus named new Queen of the WAGs by Tatler magazine [Kickette] Chelsea table Â£19.7m bid for Real Madrid’s Brazilian striker Robinho. Good luck with that [BBC] Aston Villa invest in a new pair of full-backs: Nicky Shorey (left) and Luke Young (right) [Independent] Rafa Benitez: this is my best Liverpool […]
Who’s done the best business in the off-season? Here’s who… 10 Brad Friedel (Blackburn to Aston Villa) He’s not far off 40 years old, but Hellboy is still one of the best ‘keepers around. The rest of the list after the jump…
Wenger wants Liverpool midfielder, but not for Â£18m asking price If Gareth Barry arrives to Anfield (90% certain now), Rafa Benitez will probably let Xabi Alonso go to Arsenal. And he should. Liverpool are asking for Â£18m for the Spanish midfielder, a frankly silly price which Arsene Wenger is reluctant to pay, rightly. Alonso’s value […]
The best pics from the weekend’s friendly action
Friday’s fattiest scraps from the table we call “football” Wayne Rooney questioned by police after allegedly spitting at a paparazzo [Mirror] Lucky Steve McLaren, eh – his FC Twente team drew Arsenal in the Champions League. Check out the full draw over at the BBC Boris Johnson spotted shopping for Arsenal merchandise. He also signed […]
Keano’s happier than a pig in shit Things we learned that we already knew: 1) Liverpool are a “massive club”. 2) Robbie Keane supports Liverpool. 3) Robbie Keane is 28. 4) Robbie Keane always gives “110%”. 5) Robbie Keane will never forget… er, that London team he used to play for.
Liverpool’s new striker “links up” with Nando Torres This is the start of a beautiful friendship. Premier League defences, beware – you can’t tackle true love. [With Leather, via Kickette]
Shiny new players, in shiny new kits Click on the image below to launch the gallery…
Keane is the final piece in Rafa Benitez’s puzzle I’ve noticed that on a lot of football forums, both Liverpool and Spurs fans are claiming that Robbie Keane is past it; Spurs fans say it because they’re sad to see him go, Liverpool fans say it because perhaps they would rather sign a younger buck […]
Highlights from both Arsenal and Liverpool’s weekend friendlies… Barnet 1-2 Arsenal Meh. Not too much learned from this.
With Liverpool & Mun Utd circling, Spurs must keep at least one of its star strikers It seems very likely that Berbatov will sign for Man Utd this summer: Fergie wants him – the Utd boss has “good expectations” that the Bulgarian will come to Old Trafford – and Berby himself wants to join United, […]
Rafa Benitez’s team eases to away win Liverpool scored a useful win in the first game of its pre-season tour of Switzerland. Rafa rested star men Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, and made a stack of substitutions (eight in all), but his line-up did more than enough to merit the victory. The Premier League side’s […]
Club Tropicana, drinks are free… Here’s Nando (aka the palest Spaniard in history), looking for all the world like George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s former band-mate. Mirror shades, check; tiny pastel shorts, check; crotch grab with attitude, check. [Kickette]
Now Arsenal want a piece of Villa’s captain. But which team is best for the coveted midfielder’s club career? Arsene Wenger is considering a last-ditch bid to snatch Gareth Barry from Aston Villa. Liverpool have had several offers for Barry rejected since the end of last season as Villa boss Martin O’Neill holds out for […]
Rafa Benitez’s team scores narrow win in first pre-season game Stevie G and team-mates went back to school and snatched a cheeky away win against Tranmere, thanks to this sweet goal by Yossi Benayoun. Watch the goal after the jump…
Athtlete + vest = 98% gayness Degen looks like one of the men who might feature in a late-night advert for a gay chat phoneline.
Meet Liverpool’s new defenders… Click on the image below to view the full gallery
Rafa Benitez desperately needs another striker. Tell him who… Now that Peter Crouch is heading back to Portsmouth, Liverpool are looking a little thin up top. Rafa Benitez (also looking a little thin up top) thinks he has enough forward power, listing Dirk Kuyt, Ryan Babel, Andriy Voronin (hmmm) and Steven Gerrard as potential strike […]
Who’s headed for sunnier climes this season? 1. Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal to AC Milan) Arsene Wenger didn’t have the cash to keep Cesc’s midfield buddy at the Emirates. AC Milan stepped in with a better offer, then failed to reach the Champions League, for the first time in centuries. Arsenal fans will at least have […]
Another day, another batch of rumours 1. Darren Fletcher & Diego Milito to Everton Man Utd’s Scottish international and Real Zaragoza’s Argentine striker are high on David Moyes’ wanted list. Andy Johnson could be sold to fund the double deal. [Liverpool Daily Post] Pies verdict I doubt Fergie will sell Fletcher, but there’s a good […]
The things players get up to in their down time… (click on image below to view gallery)